The exhibition showcases a great number of national relics and tells the stories behind these objects. It also raises the question what exactly makes a relic, and what contemporary objects could be our future relics.
A divergent group of objects both in scale and kind – from Hugo de Groot’s bookcase to Van Oldenbarneveldt’s walking stick and William IV’s plait – is displayed on a long catwalk, under glass vitrines on custom-made silk fabric. The color palette – in exuberant as well as grave tones – refers to the dutch flag. As if you’re catching a glint of a waving flag from the corner of your eye.
Museum Prinsenhof Delft, in collaboration with Atelier Alkema